Life is Better with Pets

By Colleen McTiernan and Elayza Gonzalez | Photos by Indigo & Co. Photography and Tanya Consaul Photography Whether you are a horse lover, a feline fanatic or a true pup parent, there is nothing quite like the unconditional love of a pet — something these eight Alachua County residents are more than aware of! From [...]

Working Like a Dog

Photo by Tanya Consaul Photography After her son graduated from high school, Kim Parham was given Casey, a golden retriever puppy, to keep her company. To complement her work at Shands as a nurse, Kim decided to take Casey to obedience training to become a therapy dog. Her trainer recommended agility training, and the two [...]

Ask The Veterinarian

Dr. Brian Harris graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He is currently practicing at Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center. What vaccines should my pet receive? Vaccinations are a vital component in our pet’s wellness and preventive care plan protecting them from highly contagious and deadly diseases. Benefits from a vaccination [...]

We Tried It!

Looking for a relaxing way to heal your aches and pains? Interested in trying out ballroom dancing? From infrared saunas and BioMats to swing classes, the Wellness360 team has got you covered! Swing Dance Lessons at IndepenDance Of the seven team members who attended this class, only one of us had ever taken a swing [...]

Health Hacks: 6 tech products to keep you in peak physical condition

By Colleen McTiernan and Lizzie Vasquez | Photos courtesy of manufacturer As technology advances, it is becoming easier than ever to take charge of your health. From fertility trackers to indoor climate monitors, here are seven products equipped with smart technology that communicates information to your smartphone to help you and your family stay as [...]

Dealing with Distance: How to Manage a Long-Distance Relationship

By Meredith Sheldon Most nights, Deana Sarshory falls asleep after catching up with her boyfriend. But, he is not physically there. He is behind the computer screen FaceTiming from his home in Virginia. Sarshory and her boyfriend, Sina Jahanshahi, have been dating for about 15 months. After meeting as co-counselors at a two-week summer program [...]

Speaking the Language(s) of Love

By Ashleigh Braun Everyone approaches relationships differently. People come from different backgrounds with different perspectives, different expectations and different likes and dislikes. However, just about everyone is searching for the same thing: love. Everyone needs love — in fact our human nature requires it — but it can be difficult to find perfect compatibility with [...]